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Lieutenant James LaDow Davis | Ocean Shores Police Department, Washington Ocean Shores Police Department, Washington


James LaDow Davis

Ocean Shores Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Sunday, April 26, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 4A3

Cause: Drowned

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Lieutenant Davis died during a rescue attempt of a stranded surfer on April 26, 1998. Lieutenant Davis and three other members of the Ocean Shores Police Surf Rescue Team had gone out in the 10 to 12-foot swells in two separate boats. The inflatable boat in which Lieutenant Davis was in capsized and both occupants were thrown into the water. He was brought ashore by the US Coast Guard but was not breathing. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. All of the other people involved were rescued.

Lieutenant Davis had served with the agency for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.

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I have been thinking a lot about this day lately. I was one of the first on the scene trying to bring back Jim. This changed my life as well as others forever. Jenni, I think of you often as loosing a parent is a lot to handle.
Prayers and blessings with you and your family always.

Kimberley Tucker,
January 8, 2016


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